Project Purley

The Local History Society for Purley on Thames

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The Built Environment

This section gives you access to articles written about the built environment of Purley. There are four groups considered:-

Listed Buildings:
Buildings which no longer exist:
Notable buildings or structures which still exist:
Modern Housing and Industrial Estates.

For simplicity we divide Purley into four quadrants with Oxford Road/Purley Rise as the east west axis and Long Lane/Purley Lane as the north south axis.

More detail can be found on the Listed buildings at Historic England

The North East Quadrant

The South East Quadrant

The South West Quadrant

The North West Quadrant

Some further links to articles which may be of interest:-

Roads and maps
- The roads and footpaths linking Purley to its neighbours and maps of the area

Spread of settlements
- an article on how settlements spread out from Reading in Anglo-Saxon days

Manors and parishes
- an article on how land was held and how parishes were defined

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